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Echelon Full family

  • Echelon Regular
$50   $37.50
About Echelon
Echelon is based upon 1970s Eastern European ‘pipe-style’ typefaces. This style of Communist consumer typography came from what, at the time, seemed like a bizarre mirror universe: Existing alongside the West, similar-but-different, essentially unknowable. Even though the letterforms had the same historical origins as their Western equivalents, they also had their own bizarre fashionable/unfashionable aesthetic. Echelon was the secret codename for a massive international surveillance system that collects and processes data from communications satellites. It can eavesdrop on telecoms and computers, it can track bank accounts, it can record and store information on millions of individuals.
Designed by
Jonathan Barnbrook, Marcus Leis Allion
End-user license agreement (EULA)
PDF Specimen
Current release
Sep 1, 2016
Initial release
Sep 1, 2001
Language support

Afar, Afrikaans, Albanian, Basque, Bosnian, Breton, Catalan, Crimean Tatar (Latin), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Esperanto, Estonian, Faroese, Finnish, French, Frisian, Friulian, German, Greenlandic, Hawaiian, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Interlingua, Irish Gaelic, Italian, Karelian, Kirundi, Kurdish (Latin), Ladin, Latvian, Lithuanian, Luxemburgish, Malagasy, Malay, Maltese, Māori Norn, Norwegian (Bokmål), Norwegian (Nynorsk), Occitan, Palauan, Polish, Portuguese, Rhaeto-Romance, Romani, Romanian, Sango, Sámi (Northern), Scottish Gaelic, Serbian (Latin), Shona, Slovak, Slovene, Sorbian, Spanish, Swahili, Swati, Swedish, Tagalog (Filipino), Tahitian, Tokelauan, Tsonga, Turkish, Umbundu, Veps, Welsh, Wolof, Zulu

Stylistic Alternates, Discretionary Ligatures, Standard Ligatures, Superscript
Font formats
Individual weights & styles (1 fonts)
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